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the nra. >> blood-soaked films out there. violent video games. the national media machine. the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >>> and a new pick for secretary of state. our headliner this morning, the nra's new point person on school shootings, asa hutchinson. then the senate debate with republican johnny isakson and democrat amy klobuchar. plus our powerhouse roundtable with newark mayor cory booker, anti-tax activist and nra board member grover norquist, peggy noonan of "the wall street journal" and katrina vanden heuvel from "the nation." >>> hello, again. the president and congress are off for christmas fleeing a capitol filled with political rancor and political dysfunction. fiscal cliff talks have completely collapsed. questions about the president's new national security team has forced him to announce the appointments piecemeal and the nra's first response to the tragedy in newtown provoked a fierce debate. we'll cover that starting with the nra's choice to lead a national effort to protect schools, former congressman, asa hutchinson. good mor
reports despite having criticism the n.r.a. is not backing down to any new gun laws. >> the sunday morning talk shows hosted heated debates over gun control. >> the fact that something is misused whether it's a baseball bat or the mass killing in a chinese school with an ax and a knife, doesn't mean you deny baseball bats or guns. >> but the easy availability of guns is a contributing factor. and you can't keep that off the table. >> politicians went toe-to-toe on solutions that could prevent a tragedy like the shooting at sandy hook elementary. the n.r.a. is not budging from the stance they took on friday calling for armed guards in our school. >> the former undersecretary is working on the n.r.a. for this. he called the armed security a deterrent, an effective way to deter people. >> you provide safety with armed personnel without putting fear in anyone. >> gun violence is down. >> but we have to keep working on this. and there are are lots of different solutions. the pro gun people who say don't include guns are wrong and the pro gun safety pe
. >>> and the criticism against the nra. heated debate over guns is ahead. >>> welcome back. well, so far, it's been a quiet holiday season at the malls. analysts say shoppers are worried about the budget stalemate in washington or they're delayed by superstorm sandy or depressed by the connecticut school shootings. >> as we hear from nick watt, the holiday shopping season is not over yet. >> reporter: we have just entered the final frantic hours of gift buying. you look stressed. >> i have a little anxiety. i'm not going the lie. i'm tripping out. >> reporter: there are crumbs of comfort. the sign says the delayed gifts might be the best. number one, frugality i vap rates. you throw money at the problem. number two, you make a gut instinct decision. >> you want to buy a sweater for your wife. if you think about it too much, you may outthink yourself and not make a good choice. >> reporter: you to feel you perform better under pressure? >> absolutely. you have to make a good decision. you have to make a decision. >> reporter: stores stay open for the last-minute larrys. target until 10:00 p.m. walgr
of the n.r.a. speaking out only a couple of days after calling for armed guards in all schools. wayne lapierre and he was under criticism for not mentioning gone cruel. despite some have called him crazy he's not about to back down. >> if it is crazy to call for putting police in our schools to protect our children call me crazy. i will tell you what, the american people -- i think the american people think it is crazy not to do it. it is the one thing that will keep people safe and the n.r.a. will try to do that. >> former congressman hutchinson who works for the n.r.a. says talking about gun control and legislation is the wrong debate to have. >> a fire that damaged a home in prince george's county today. it broke out around 12:30 this afternoon. firefighters say they put out the fire within 10 minutes. no one was hurt. it caused about $50,000 damage. >> there was a special delivery for a girl who was shot in the leg. she was shot earlier this month by a masked gunman who stole her school bag. the girl has been recovering at home and today these mem
here in new york last night to call on congress to do something about gun violence. but the nra said it would fight any limits that lawmakers try to place on gun ownership. the head of the nra renewed his call forearmed officers in schools. and the backlash against assault weapons is continuing. several stores in colorado are no longer selling them. one store owner said he didn't ever want to open a newspaper and find out something he had sold had been used in a tragedy like the one in newtown. the country is so divided on this issue. the polls suggest people want congress to take some action, if nothing more to close loopholes, perhaps ban some of the high capacity magazines. so you think something is going to happen, but you have to wonder if it has the votes in the house to get it passed. even that assault weapons ban from '94 to 2004, even when that passed in the '90s, it passed by two or three votes. so republicans now control the house. i don't know how anything gets through or if it is, it's a baby step. >> and as you heard from the nra, they don't seem to be budging on the is
to get them and how they should be controlled. tonight the nra and its supporters are doubling down. here hearing reports of a rush at gun shows across america today, people buying assault weapons before a possible ban. as nra executives fanned out across the air waves with a message of defiance. abc's david kerley is on the story. >> reporter: the nra today stuck byes its guns, that every american school should have an armed guard. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our schools to protect our children, then call me crazy. >> the nra has blood on its hands! >> reporter: two dayings ago. >> amid protesters and refusing to takey q. questions, the head of the nra unveiled this plan. today wayne la pierre defends himself. >> when that horrible monster tried to shoot his way into that school, if a good guy with a gun was there, he might have been able to stop them. >> reporter: the massacre as sandy hook has led some supporters to call for guns in schools. the nra supporters blame the media, and the lack of mental health care are having none of it. >> you're sayi
. will they keep all of the freedoms that they have now? >> it is very weird when the nra is calling for a lotf spending atat aime when we areaving a debate about fiscal contraction. >> the nra saying gu don't kill people. is that going to fly? >> a lot o things need to be fixed. we need to get aomatic weapons of the people's han. we need to do something about the mentally ill. also i think we need to talk about the stability of our rhetoric and what goes on on the internet and so forth. people are jt too blunt.. >> peter morici, josh boak, alalways a pleasure. that is it >> on behalf all of us here at the "shington business reportrt," we want to wish you a veryerry christmas andappy new year. we hope you'll join us in 2013. you always have find ways to find us on the internet. thanks for joining us. i'rebecca cooper.
as president obama has a state of the union address. >> the president of the nra is weighing in on david gregory and his decision to put a high capacity ammunition clip on meet the press, which also caught the attention of d.c. police. >> there are two lessons don't ask the government what is legal and what is not legal because half the people don't know, and second that is a silly felony. >> it is illegal to have the high ammunition high capacity ammunition clip in the district. they say the incident demonstrates how outdated some gun laws are. a local man who has spent years on death row could soon be out of prison. >> the case has been ongoing for years, and now his mother says finally her son could soon be free. our northern virginia bureau chief has more on the newfound hope for the family. >> he has missed the last putt 12 christmases. >> this time, terry steinberg hopes that her son, who has sat in solitary confinement on death row 11 years will be free. she was shot after she learned yesterday he could be released any time. >> we are grateful for the release. >> but not angry at
around guns? >> it's another big question. you saw what happened on friday. the nra, the national rifle association came out with their first response to the newtown tragedy and their bottom line, there shouldn't be any new gun control. you heard wayne lapierre say the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun so they're staking their claim there, and on the other hand, you see some prominent nra members came out like senator joe manchin and wants tolimit magazine clips. i believe something will come out. the key is speed and that's why the president has asked vice president biden to come back with his recommendations before the end of january. >> the trick is given how partisan things are, will that happen? all right, george, merry christmas, great to he have you. and be sure to join george when his guests include asa hutchinson, the head of the nra nationally announced new school shield program. >> big show for george this morning. >>> moving on now while it's not as dire as the whole fiscal cliff situation, a lot are upset at the game show "wheel of fortune." it
children. >> members of the anti-gun group code pink, the same group that interrupted the nra press conference last week, are here pushing for congress to take action and for gun owners to join them. >> we need a rational conversation. the gun society is keeping us from having a rational conversation. >> the demand for guns in virginia has been unprecedented since newtown. last saturday alone, virginia state police handled 5145 requests for background checks, the highest one day total since the program began in 1989. chantilly, jeff goldberg, abc 7 news pro members of 25 church organizations -- news. >> members of 25 church organizations gathered outside this gun dealership. 20 children held 20 candles to remember the children killed. >> another potential business crisis has been averted. >> it is cold, but things will be changing overnight. >> the dallas cowboys have not-- the redskins want a fast track for argie iii. -- rgiii. coming up, abc 7 you were born an original. there's a health company that can help you stay that way. what's healthier than that? >> today the operator
's unleashed mudslides that wiped a train right off the tracks. >> look at that. >>> but first, the nra is finally breaking its silence on the newtown shooting. the gun rights group is pledging to help make sure this never happens again. >> and the group will detail its position at a news conference on friday. we begin our coverage of the gun control debate with abc's chris cuomo. >> reporter: with each body buried, calls for change. the white house voicing support for new gun laws and renewal of the assault weapons ban, weapons that fire bullets in rapid succession with each pull of the trager. and the business community also proving to be a potential catalyst. capital management announcing its sale in the stake of the biggest maker of assault rifles. the union representing california's teachers said it was reviewing its decision to invest $500 million with cerebus because of its connection to bushmaster. >> teachers feel strongly about this issue. >> reporter: advocates for gun control see these as strides in culture change, making assault rifles tabu. >> a lot of people are understan
today saying its members were heartbroken. the nra said it was prepared to offer meaningful contributions to make sure it never happens again. the organization says it will hold a press conference on friday. >> ask for a maryland governor martin o'malley, he called for more guns to be taken off the street. he said the administration will push for a bill to help prevent what happenedchool. >> the growing debate over guns in america led to a decision by a major retailer. dick's sporting goods as it had suspended sales of modern sporting rifles, which is an industry term for military-style bonds. this was supported by many customers shopping earlier today. >> i don't think they should be as readily available that you can just go and pick them up at the store. i think it is a good decision. >> most average people use guns and they don't kill anybody. >> in addition, dicks says it is removing all guns from display at its store closes to a new town. it is not clear how long the suspension will last -- at its store closest to a new town newtown. classes resume of four students ther
violence. >> shame on the nra. >> protesters are taking their message to the streets. we find it a complete want toy that they gun an issue such as the violence and and more guns into the equation. this issue was raised on that to avoid the , there shouldtown be more guns in school. as parents, we do everything o keep our children safe. it is time to assume responsibility for our schools. protesters say the idea makes no sense. you give people guns in end up havingill dead kid. >> some here are longtime anti- .un activists others are horrified by the loss in the newtown slugging. .> i think it is sad these awful tragedies have to happen before it kicks us in the rear. it is a huge opportunity to hit .he reset button on gun laws there is a much larger being organized through for that million march in the mall double take place in february. it is designed to keep our sure on congress and the white house for meaningful gun control reform. reporting live, abc 7 news. >> a service was held for a six- at a mormon church in utah. people in that town tied pink ribbons around trees to show support f
on . n laws n.r.a. gave for their stance rights. e when these children wer aside the can put and d's and realize there reasonable approach to to some of ss weapons. we can talk all we want and talking for years. can't wait for another does before somebody something. this debate erupted once again. counter protester looks this issue much differently. the sans to allow principals to themselves. ed gun lobby is not talking. not responding to requests for comment. hearing that for an on calling ban could be capitol hill e on early as 2013. also in our region mcdonald wants the to review school security policies. in comes as schools increase police atrols following the shooting. task force to needed funding. us for complete for instant go to www.wjla.com and will have more about up.investigation coming negotiations over the iscal cliff. it appears president house speaker john have taken steps toward one a deal. president made a new offer $1.2 trillion in in spending atch decade.r the next calls this a step in the right direction. we are monitoring prince where police tracking down
-world country dealing with gun lord's. >> outside the white house, a smaller group protesting not the nra, but the government for not taking action on stricter gun- control laws. >> the president has a chance to be a gain changer here and so does conference -- congress. >> jay carney addressed what he called a complex problem. >> we as a nation have not done enough to fulfill our number one obligation which is to protect our children. >> but pro-gun laws are not the answer according to the libertarian cato institute. >> i think we could do a better job of identifying treating, helping, preventing people with mental issues from acquiring firearms. >> joe mentioned conceded that it might be time for a change. -- joe manchin. >> i do not know people need an assault rifle. i do not know people who need 30-round clips. >> many washington insiders to believe that congress will do something. it is too much of the hot-button issue not to. but the question remains what and when. gordon? >> thanks. apparently some people on wall street are betting some form of gun control will hurt gun manufacturer
if not unprecedented gathering of mass shootings all across the country. the stress they are not anti- nra, but they do want congress and the white house to take action to prevent the next tragedy. >> my son was killed in the massacre in, and high school. >> the story is the same. >> she was my girlfriend. >> standing together, 23 families forever changed by mass shooting. >> you never want somebody to know what it is like. >> the shooting in connecticut opening new wound for many. her son was killed in the or aurora colorado, movie theater. >> unfortunately you and i both know it probably will happen again. >> some of these family members are members of the nra. some own guns. each putting a face to a tragedy, along with a plea for help. >> parents brothers, sisters families, need to step out of their living room and make a difference. >> for the parent whose son barely escaped friday connecticut shooting. >> she pulled him into her own classroom and barricaded the door. >> a victim turned activist, shot four times in a classroom where 11 of his classmates died. >> it is absolute hell. is the craziest
unions and chiefs have been asking for help on assault weapons. is the nra statement new? >> we can't know. it's intentionally vague. they have a press conference scheduled for friday. they want to make contributions to make sure it doesn't happen again. but you cannot under estimate the passion for gun ownership in the country. >> we will see what they say friday. thank you, chris. >>> and friday has been set aside as a day of mourning across connecticut. today, the children from newtown school showed how resilient they are, the single act getting on the school bus. smiling from the windows and reaching out for a hug from a policeman. and dan harris was there. >> reporter: they were greeted at the door with hugs from teachers. the buses bore ribbons in green and white, the colors of sandy hook elementary. there ws serious security. police -- checking every car. but even this officer was giving out hugs. are there any concerns about safety? >> no, they're in a safe place there. >> as you can imagine, it was pretty difficult. what else are you gonna do? >> reporter: sandy hook itself
guns in america. wayne lapierre the vice president of the n.r.a. isn't backing down from the idea to arm guards at our nation's school. he talked with moderator david gregory from "meet the press." >> i don't understand that when that horrible monster tried to shoot his way into sandy hook school that if a good guy with a gun had been there he might have been ail to stop him. >> lapierre has drawn criticism for not talking about the possibility of gun control legislation. and we're less than 10 days away from the so-called fiscal cliff. and tonight there's no movement from either side towards the deal. congressman nick mulvaney talked about why he couldn't go with john boehner's plan b. >> i was never convinced and still not convinced that the senat was every going to take it up. people seemed to assume that all the house needed to do was pass this bill and it would be the end of the discussion. i believe from the beginning and continue to believe that the president has no interest at all in not going over the cliff. he wants to go over the cliff. >> w
in newtown. what that something should be is where the fight begins. at nra headquarters in virginia monday, an angry crowd. >> shame, shame. >> reporter: hordes of activists protesting the gun lobby. and the debate ignited again. but those in the nra questioned whether the assault rifle used in the newtown massacre was really the issue. john fund called in yesterday. >> the laws don't work. these mass killings are because of psychotic or mentally ill individuals. >> reporter: but some political leaders are fed up with the nation's gun violence. 34 americans are killed every day by firearms. >> this is ridiculous. this is an outrage. we are killing each other. and we're the only industrialized country in the world doing it. >> reporter: the nation has fought this battle before. in 1994, congress passed an assault weapons ban, after a surge in gun violence across the nation. the law banned 18 types of rifles. but after ten years, it expired, as the gun lobby's power had grown. according to a university of pennsylvania study, the number of mass shootings did decline during that decade, except
and the armed security guard on campus could not stop it. >> the nra's blanket call to arm our schools is really nothing more than a distraction. >> reporter: some teachers in utah say they want more gun training. and organizers are already planning another class for the next holiday break. cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles. >> you didn't have any armed teachers when you grew up, did you? >> i did. i had an armed officer at my high school. and they also had a drug sniffing dog. but i never thought about whether they made me feel safe. >> what do you think now in retrospect, do you think it kept your school safe? >> it may have. i grew up in a small town. we never had too many bad things happen. >> the discussions come up after newtown. i think the question i would ask, where do you draw the line? if it's teachers that are armed, who is to say parents might not say we want to patrol our kid's school? i don't know the answers to that. it's very complicated. >> it is. so that leavestous our facebook question. do you want your child's teacher to be armed in the classroom? this debate is going to c
with a gun. >> the nra's blanket call to arm our schools is really nothing more than a distraction. >> reporter: as the debate in washington rages on, so do the classes on how to arm teachers in utah. >> we just want to make sure that people have the tools at their disposal to mitigate risk and save lives at the end of the day. >> reporter: the training is so popular, there's already another one planned for the next school break. for "good morning america," cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles. >>> switching gears, now, to how to lighten up the gloomy winter months? not just for us, but for your pets. apparently, it's all rooted in science. your dog or your cat may be depressed. and the treatment that works for humans may work for your pets. it's true. abc's dan harris has the story. >> reporter: of all the absurd things we do for our pets, the massages, the themed birthday parties, the treadmills, the high-end couture. the paris hilton dog house. >> inside is moldings and lighting and heat and air conditioning. >> reporter: of all of the over-the-top pampering, this picture, struck
. >>> the nra is not backing away from the call for armed officers in schools. congressman chris murphy, whose district includes newtown calls the stance tone deaf and revolting. >>> a rel christmas gift, getting to where you're going on time today. storms are causing major trouble. not only trying to get through snow-covered roads. rain and wind are grounding flights in warmer parts of the country as well. >>> finally, christmas a good time to do star-gazing. jupiter and the moon will be close together in the sky and very bright. you'll be able to see them even in urban areas. the star of bethlehem may have been a similar astronomical event. you have to look to the east southeast sky. wherever that may be. you can tell the children, it's santa returning to the north pole. >> will we be able to see it? >> we're going have a few clouds. other folks will be able to see it. >> there will be pictures of it. >> thanks for the debbie downer. >> the upper though? mom. mom. >> are you ready? >> i'm ready. >> let's do this. all right, here we go. we begin with the queen of engla england, 86 years young
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